Prince Khalid bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the US, shared a rare video to mark Saudi National Day of the kingdom’s founding King Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman al-Saud giving a speech during Hajj in 1938 with a young King Salman bin Abdulaziz sitting beside him.
Prince Khalid shared the video on his official Twitter account saying: “A speech by the founding King Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman – May God bless him – in Hajj in 1358, with the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques next to him. May God have mercy on the builder and founder of the nation of Arabism and unity, and may God protect the one who walked in his path and enhance his country to the highest levels of glory and honor.”
During the video, the founding King Abdulaziz said: “In this blessed spot, God made his ancient house, and from all this honorable spot, God sent the highest of his prophets and messengers, our Prophet Mohammed, (PBUH). This is why our duty and the duty of all Muslims, especially in this country, and in other countries, to share advice in religious matters and show the call to God and declare it,” King Abdulaziz said in the video.
كلمة الملك المؤسس عبدالعزيز بن عبدالرحمن - طيب الله ثراه- في حج عام ١٣٥٧ ويظهر فيها مولاي خادم الحرمين الشريفين الطفل الذي بجانبه، رحم الله باني ومؤسس وطن العروبة والتوحيد وحفظ الله من سار على نهجه وارتقى ببلاده الى أعلى مصاف المجد والرفعة. pic.twitter.com/7htbrSUCBJ— Khalid bin Salman خالد بن سلمان (@kbsalsaud) September 23, 2018
“From my post in the holy land of God, I call on Muslims to understand the truth of the Mohammed call, and hold on to it. Our Prophet Mohammed, (PBUH), came to us with guidance and the religion of truth, to show it to all religions, despite the hatred of polytheists,” King Abdulaziz said.
“He came, (PBUH), to faithfully worship God alone, and discredit the worship of anything other than God. He came with the message of unification of God alone in His deity and lordliness, in His names and qualities. He, the glorified, is one, one in His Lordliness, one in His divinity, and one in His names and qualities. There is no one like Him, for He is the All-Hearing and the All-Knowing,” the King added.
“Muslims must know the truth about worshipping God alone, and being faithful in their prayers to God almighty alone. If they do this and believe in Mohammed, (PBUH), and what God sent through him, they must hold onto the rope of God, His book and the Sunnah of His messenger (PBUH), for there is good in them, and they should avoid what the Sharia forbids,” the King said.
“If we want to unify our word, our affairs and protect our union, there is only the Book and Sunnah that we can unify over, so we must extract knowledge from the Book of God, and the Sunnah of his messenger, (PBUH), and agree and unite over them,” King Abdulaziz said.